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Amina’s Story – A Better Life

Age Better in Sheffield is a partnership of individuals and organisations who work together across Sheffield to tackle loneliness and isolation for people aged 50 and over. Read on to find out about one of our clients journeys. 

Amina* is single and lives in her own house with her son, and is working two jobs to support her family and pay her mortgage, earning £200 per month. Working two jobs has caused problems with her tax-code and Universal Credit benefit, so with the support of SOAR’s Community Development Worker (CDW), Amina met with Citizen’s Advice (SCALC) to see if she was over-paying her tax and/or entitled to a higher benefit rate.

Saima’s Story – A Better Life

Age Better in Sheffield is a partnership of individuals and organisations who work together across Sheffield to tackle loneliness and isolation for people aged 50 and over. Read on to find out about one of our clients journeys. 

Saima has recently lost her husband, and since then her health has deteriorated, which has led to frequent attendance at her GP surgery.  Saima never managed the finances or bills for her house and was left with expenses that she didn’t know how to manage.  Due to this, she had to leave her home and move in with her daughter as she could not afford to run her house on her own.

Shiregreen and Brightside Community Star Award

Every year the Shiregreen and Brightside community get together and recognise stars within the community. One of those stars happened to be our very own Senior Development Work, Helen Warren.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Shiregreen and Brightside community, Helen was awarded the Community Stars Award 2019. The Shiregreen and Brightside councillors thanked Helen and placed on record their appreciation of the efforts made to improve the lives of people in the world.

Welcome to SOAR

Here at SOAR, we are constantly evolving and changing in the pursuit of excellence. To help achieve this, our recruitment processes are about getting the right people, to fit the right posts.

Alex Thomson – Single Point of Access Coordinator

Alex joins the organisation as a Single Point of Access Coordinator and is responsible for working across North2 Primary Care Network, managing all social prescribing referrals from GP’s in the area and signposting clients to the services that best suit their needs.

Welcome to SOAR

Here at SOAR, we are constantly evolving and changing in the pursuit of excellence. To help achieve this, our recruitment processes are about getting the right people, to fit the right posts.

Amy joins the organisation as Reception and Buildings Coordinator. She is responsible for providing reception services and assisting with the day to day running of SOAR Works, giving the highest standard of customer services to SOAR clients, tenants and building users.

Holiday Appetite in North Sheffield

October half term saw witches, ghouls, princesses and even Harry Potters join in North Sheffield’s ‘Holiday Appetite’ fun!

Joining forces to deliver ‘Holiday Appetite’, Aspiring Communities Together, Dickory Dock Nursery, Firvale Community Hub, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Flower Estates Family Action, Foxhill Forum, Longley 4 Greens, Stubbin TARA and SOAR have had a great October half term spending time with families across North Sheffield.

GP Neighbourhood Coordinator Blog

Maddy is the GP Neighbourhood Coordinator here at SOAR. We caught up with her to see what’s happening in the world of Primary Care Network (PCN). Did you miss her first blog? Read up on PCN’s .

September and October have been a hectic few months for me! The PCN’s have had the opportunity to bid for an amount of funding, allocated by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), to help fund a change or transformation within their Network. To be successful, this change has to meet certain criteria set by the CCG and should positively impact the delivery of services for patients. The business case needs to address the following;